Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Talcum powder cases allege that baby powder producer were aware that their talc was contaminated with asbestos and might lead to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, but did nothing to warn consumers. Individual lawsuits represent the majority of the cases, however, at least four class-action lawsuits have been filed. Plaintiffs have recently been awarded billions of dollars in jury decisions.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Facts
Ovarian cancer, mesothelioma
$4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages
Johnson & Johnson; Imerys Talc America; Colgate-Palmolive; Whittaker, Clark & Daniels; Vanderbilt Minerals
Who Is Eligible to File a Lawsuit?
People who developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using a cosmetic or commercial talcum powder product may be qualified to launch a talcum powder case.
Women must have used talc-containing goods around the vaginal area daily or practically daily before getting ovarian cancer in ovarian cancer litigation. It’s worth noting that women who used cornstarch-based baby powders aren’t covered by these lawsuits because cornstarch-based powders don’t contain talc.
Talc Products Implicated in Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower
- Gold Bond No Mess
- Power Spray
- Gold Bond Body Powder
- Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder